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    In 1868, copying a southern annual observance, General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, various Union and Confederate memorial traditions, celebrated on different days, merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

    On May 26, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson designated an "official" birthplace of the holiday by signing the presidential proclamation naming Waterloo, New York, as the holder of the title. This action followed House Concurrent Resolution 587, in which the 89th Congress had officially recognized that the patriotic tradition of observing Memorial Day had begun one hundred years prior in Waterloo, New York. The village credits druggist Henry C. Welles and county clerk John B. Murray as the founders of the holiday.

    Our little remembrance:

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    Hopefully, this will still be up tomorrow on Memorial Day. Remember all those who have died in defense of our country.

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    To those who will never return home.
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    He'd show me the way according to him in return for my personal check
    I flipped my channel back to CNN and I lit another cigarette
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    Here's real nice thing.

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    Here's some more to make you smile and cry.

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